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Accelerate Your Career

Without Putting it on Hold

UC San Diego’s 100% online Master of Data Science program is designed for working professionals seeking a competitive edge in the rapidly expanding data science industry.

Fall 2024 Start Application Deadlines

Nov. 15, 2023

Applications Open

Mar. 15, 2024

Priority Deadline

Jun. 5, 2024

Final Deadline


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Master of Data Science (MDS) | Overview


Online Learning without Compromise

Courses are developed by world-renowned UCSD faculty in collaboration with online learning experts to ensure the best possible experience. Connect with instructors via email, discussion boards, video conferencing, and more.

You’re connected to your instructors, UCSD’s exceptional network of career and professional development resources, personalized librarians, and your cohort - no matter where you are.

Earn Your Degree in as little as Two Years

3 Foundations

Learn essential concepts and build necessary skills

3 Core

Explore central topics of data science

3 Electives

Explore your unique data science interests

1 Capstone

10-week, real-world research project

Preparing the next Generation of Data Scientists

Since 2018, UC San Diego’s Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) has emphasized an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the world’s data. HDSI in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) has designed a program that will help students gain a deep understanding of data and the technical skills required to collect, analyze, and present their findings. They will also understand the ethical implications of their work as we continue to generate more data than ever before.

Join a Powerful, Global Network

UCSD alumni are some of the most exceptional in the world. With a vast network of connections, they are able to offer unique insights and perspectives on a variety of topics. UCSD alumni are also highly sought-after by employers, making them an invaluable asset to the university. The UCSD alumni network is truly one of a kind, and its members are poised to make a significant impact on the world. UCSD is fortunate to have such an outstanding group of alumni, and the university is proud to be associated with them.